Send your calendar entries to editor@avenuenews.com. Low-cost, local events happening this week. To be included, your event must be family friendly, cost less than $25 per person and take place in Baltimore County as well as adjoining areas with a 20-minute drive. Please submit the event title, time and address to editor@avenuenews.com with Town Crier in the subject line. Once approved by an editor, the event will be listed until its completion date. It will run in the print edition as space allows. You can also submit to a separate online calendar at www.avenuenews.com.

May 9

11 a.m. at the Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.

Learn what studies have shown, what the CDC recommends and why, about Shingrix and Zostavax. Call 410-887-0235 to register.

May 9

6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

A night of festive glass painting just in time for Mother’s Day! Bring your own wine glass, tumbler, vase or glass object of your choice to decorate!

Pre-Mother’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Showcase

May 10

12-3 p.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

This will be a Mother’s Day event that you won’t want to miss! We’ll have an amazing meal followed by our Fashion Showcase starring our members and those of surrounding centers. Menu: Chicken salad on croissant, broccoli salad, pasta salad, dessert, and a glass of sangria. Cost: $8.

May 10

10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

A Consumer Benefits Coordinator from Humanim, Inc. provides one-on-one assistance with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) applications and re-determinations.

May 10

5-7 p.m. at the Gunpowder VFW 10067 Aux., 6309 Ebenezer Rd.

Dinner to include, hot roast beef, mashed potatoes and grravy and choice of corn or green beans with dessert and drink. Open to all. Donation will be $10. For more information call the Post at 410-335-8933

May 10

10 a.m. at the Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

Learn how to make beautiful handmade cards!

May 10

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

A free citizenship preparation class hosted by Baltimore City Community College (BCCC). Walk-ins welcome! For more information, call 410-986-3201 or visit www.bccc.edu/citizenship.

May 10

10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle

Create a beautiful, heirloom-quality blank book in honor of Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute. Learn paste paper painting and simple bookbinding techniques from artist Val Lucas of Bowerbox Press in this two-session workshop designed to be accessible to older adults. Participants should plan to attend both sessions on Friday, May 10 and Friday, May 17. All supplies provided. Registration required. Register once for both sessions.

May 11

10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Zion United Church of Christ, 146 Golden Ring Rd.

New books are arriving weekly with several large print books available. Hardback books and DVDs are $1.00 with paperback books and VCR tapes only 25 cents. Magazines (up to 10) are free. For more information or to make arrangements to donate books prior to the sale, please call 410-686-4043.

May 11

9-11 a.m. at the Middle River Baptist Church, 610 Middle River Rd.

Enjoy eggs, sausage, waffles, cereal, fruit cup, orange drink, iced tea. The clothes closet will be open. For more information, call 410-686-8810.

May 11

1-2 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

This workshop gives you an overview of the selling process so you can become more confident in your planning and decision-making. I

Country Breakfast

May 11

8-11 a.m. at Cowenton United Methodist Church, 10838 Red Lion Rd.

Adults $10/$5 kids 5 and up. Eggs, bacon, scrapple, casserole, pancakes, breakfast gravies and more!

May 11

8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, Inc., 516 Eastern Blvd.

Join us for a special Spring Flower Sale just in time for Mother’s Day! We will have an assortment of beautiful hanging baskets and 5” potted annuals starting at just $5! Proceeds will benefit the Heritage Society.

May 11

2-3:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Join us for a crafting celebration and create take-home keepsakes and gifts to give in honor of Mother’s Day. Registration required.

May 11

12-4 p.m. at the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, 10331 Philadelphia Rd.

Look forward to tours, demonstrations, kid’s activities, and education

May 11

2-3 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle

Children ages 4 to 8 are cordially invited to a tea party with their mothers. Registration required.

May 11-12

at the Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd.

Enjoy a night under the stars with other night owls. Bring your own picnic dinner and camping gear, we’ll supply the fun and s’mores. Arrive at start time to set up. Bring all food and drinks needed for the event. $5 per person, $3 for members. Registration required.

May 13

6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Learn practical tips and strategies, from the mundane to the sublime, to reduce this phenomenon while searching, applying and interviewing for jobs. Learn “who’s who” in the multi-generational workforce and what this means for your job search. Presented by the Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group.

May 13

12 p.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.

Free for the ladies, $5 for the men. Enjoy lunch and entertainment— see front page for details. No BINGO played on this day.

May 13

3-4 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Take a selfie on another planet, pose with celebrities, make a funny video. All of these things, and more, are possible with a green screen!

Pet Connections Network

May 14

10:30 a.m. at Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.

Overcome loneliness and isolation by keeping and interacting with your pets. Learn what can be done when you can no longer care for your pets. Call 410-887-0235 to register.

May 14

6:30-7:30 p.m. at the White Marsh Branch Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle

Middle school- and high school-aged members of the LGBTQ+ community are welcome to join us for discussion, socializing and engaging DIY activities. Snacks provided.

May 14

10 a.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.

A nurse from Franklin Square Hospital will conduct free blood pressure checks

Harm Reduction Outreach

May 15

1-3 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Visit with a member of the Baltimore County Harm Reduction team for education and support related to drug use and sexual health, including overdose education and naloxone (also known as Narcan). Held weekly every Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Mother’s Day English High Tea

May 15

12 p.m. at Victory Villa Senior Center, 403 Compass Rd.

Wear your fancy tea clothes and hat and bring your favorite tea cup (all optional). Fancy hat contests, door prizes, and 50/50 raffles. Purchase your tickets at Victory Villa Senior Center. $10 per person

White House Memories

May 15

10 a.m. at the Rosedale Senior Center, 1208 Neighbors Ave.

Retired White House butler and published author Alan DeValerio shares stories and memorabilia

Bingo Night

May 15

7-8 p.m. at the Essex Branch Library, 1110 Eastern Blvd.

Join us in our meeting room for a lively game of bingo. All are welcome.

Computer Trouble Shooting

May 16

10 a.m. at the Essex Senior Center 600 Dorsey Ave.

Are you having some questions about how to operate your windows computer or tablet? Don’t panic. Alvin Miller will be available for your trouble shooting needs. Advanced sign-up is required. No Apple products please.

BiblioBOP

May 16

10:30-11 a.m. at the Rosedale Branch Library, 6105 Kenwood Ave.

Explore dancing, shaking and singing your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

Gradfest 2019

May 18

11 a.m.-3 p.m. at CCBC Essex, Wellness & Athletics Center (WELL), 7201 Rossville Blvd.

Celebrate the class of 2019! New graduates and alumni are invited to share in the fun as we celebrate the achievements of our newest alumni. Enjoy entertainment, food and family-friendly activities. Family and friends are welcome too! For more information or to RSVP, contact: Tia Jordan at 443.840.3129 or tjordan@ccbcmd.edu. RSVP by Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

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